Project Atom Report Launch

November 7, 2023 • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

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Please join the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) to discuss the findings of PONI's forthcoming Project Atom report. At this public event, the project's authors and other senior experts will examine the report’s conclusions about U.S. force structure and the need for more flexible capabilities. Panel topics include nuclear flexibility and deterring two peers competitors, the impacts of increased flexibility on credibility with allies and adversaries, and obstacles to building a more flexible force. Please see the event agenda below. 


Project Atom: The Future of the Nuclear Force


9:00 am

Heather Williams; Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Panel 1: Nuclear Flexibility and Deterring Two Peer Competitors

9:10 am

Leonor Tomero; Vice President for Government Relations, JA Green and Company


Gregory Weaver; Principal, Strategy to Plans LLC


Jon Wolfsthal; Director, Global Risk, Federation of American Scientists


Franklin Miller; Principal, The Scowcroft Group


10:20 am

Panel 2: Nuclear Flexibility and Credibility with Adversaries and Allies

10:35 am

Elaine Bunn; Senior Advisor, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies


Robert Soofer; Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council


11:45 am

Panel 3: Obstacles to Building a More Flexible Nuclear Force

12:15 pm

Madelyn Creedon, President, Green Marble Group LLC


Justin Anderson; Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University


Rebeccah Heinrichs; Director, Keystone Defense Initiative, Hudson Institute

Concluding Remarks

1:25 pm

Heather Williams

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Northrop Grumman Corporation

Contact Information

Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Lachlan MacKenzie
Program Coordinator and Research Assistant, Project on Nuclear Issues